West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Outreach: We Want You To Come to West Valley

Outreach

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The good news is that perhaps for the first time in your life, you'll be responsible for scheduling your time, selecting your teachers and getting from one place to another without anyone looking over your shoulder. Sounds exciting, right? Well, it can also be a little daunting. Have no fear, our Outreach team is here to help.

We will introduce you to our campus and to people who can help you plan for college, tell you about admission requirements, degree and certificate programs, guaranteed transfer programs, financial aid, campus life, student services - everything you need to feel comfortable at West Valley.

High School Outreach

Because we work so closely with high school counselors, we visit high schools frequently, giving workshop presentations to students like you:

  • What to expect from college
  • How to plan an academic schedule
  • How to enroll in college classes while still in high school
  • Assessment testing and Orientation - To Schedule an Early Admissions (EA) Orientation, click on the Graduating High School tab above 
  • Schedule time for you and your family to tour our beautiful grounds, have a cup of coffee and hang out for a while.

Outreach Office
A & R Building

Regular Hours:  
Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Call for information or a campus tour!

(408) 741-2672 (Se habla español)
wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Campus Tour

We're proud of our campus and we can't wait to show it to you. We take groups of high school students on tours and address their individual interests and concerns. Contact your high school career counselor for information on upcoming scheduled events.

To arrange an individual tour please call 408 741-2672 or email us at wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Community Outreach

You may notice our presence at community events. That's because we work with local organizations to offer college planning and financial aid workshops and tours for organization members whose circumstances have prevented them from pursuing their educational goals. Organizations interested in our services should email or phone 408 741-2672

Student In-Reach

We don't just help incoming students, we help existing students, too, by giving classroom presentations and sharing information at on-campus events throughout the year. You're always welcome to stop by our office with questions or needs.

Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Program

Did you know you could earn college credit for courses taken at the college (up to 8 units per semester) while you're still in high school and Concurrent high school students who are California residents, do not pay tuition for their college courses. Get a head start.

Summer Session 2014:  June 2 & June 16 (4,6 & 8 week classes)
Fall Semester 2014:  August 25 - December 13  (16 weeks)

Click here for our Admissions Timeline

High school students who have completed the 10th grade are eligible to apply for admission.

Students in class
  1. Complete an online application at westvalley.edu/apply.
    Your student ID# will be sent to your email within 72 hours after submitting your application. Add your student ID# to the forms below.
    NOTE: Concurrent Enrollment students must re-apply for admission each semester (summer/fall and winter/spring).
  2. Review class offerings and check to see if your class has space available: Online Searchable Class Schedule.
    Enter the TERM, LOCATION and SUBJECT.  This will bring up all classes and availability in that subject. Be sure that you are checking for the correct term - fall, spring, or summer.
    (PE and Remedial classes are not allowed.)
  3. Check the schedule of classes for the prerequisite requirements. See prerequisite information below.
  4. Print the Concurrent Enrollment Form and Health Form.
  5. Complete the forms and obtain approvals.
  6. Submit the forms and your high school transcript to the Admissions Office at the time of registration.
    NOTE: Except for the admissions application, all Concurrent Enrollment transactions must be done in person.

Prerequisites:

  • Check the Schedule of Classes under the class description for prerequisite requirements. Questions - Call the Assessment Office at 408 741-2035.
  • Prerequisite: If you have met the prerequisite, submit a copy of your unofficial transcript (high school or college transcript) to the West Valley Assessment Office prior to your registration date. 
    Include your West Valley ID Number and the course you want to take.
    NOTE: Assessment tests are required for math and English classes.

Assessment Tests:

  • Check to see if your class requires an assessment test. Questions - Call the Assessment Office at 408 741-2035.
  • Go to westvalley.edu/admissions/assessment/ for testing dates and times.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early. Bring cash ($3.00) for parking, a photo ID, your West Valley ID number and two #2 pencils.
    NOTE: No late admittance after the testing session begins.

 

Registration for Summer Session:

Seniors -
Beginning Monday, May 12, between 3pm - 6pm: Bring your CE forms, your transcript and a photo ID to West Valley Admissions Office to register for class.

Juniors -
Beginning Tuesday, May 13, between 3pm - 6pm: Bring your CE forms, your transcript and a photo ID to West Valley Admissions Office to register for class.


Registration for Fall Semester:

Seniors - Beginning Monday, August 11, between 3pm - 6pm: Bring your CE forms, your transcript and a photo ID to West Valley Admissions Office to register for class.

Juniors - Beginning Tuesday, August 12, between 3pm - 6pm: Bring your CE forms, your transcript and a photo ID to West Valley Admissions Office to register for class.

 

Check to see if your class has space available: Online Searchable Class Schedule - no login needed.
Enter the TERM, LOCATION and SUBJECT.  This will bring up all classes and availability in that subject.

Middle College

The Middle College Program at West Valley College offers a special opportunity to students from Campbell Union High School District and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District who are seeking a more challenging academic program and who have the social and academic skills to successfully function in college level classes. Students also need to be motivated to do independent research and to report their findings in both oral and written form. Students selecting and qualifying for the program are usually seeking a wider choice of electives and are usually anxious to get an early start on college credits. The program is housed entirely on the West Valley College campus, so students are no longer actively involved on their campuses of origin. They do, however, receive a diploma from their “home” high school, and they are allowed to participate in that school’s graduation ceremonies.

Students are enrolled in high school classes as well as between 6 and 11 college units per semester.

Students in the Campus Center

The program for juniors includes:

  • U.S. History (3 hr.)
  • English 11 (3 hr.)

The senior program includes:

  • English 12 (3 hr.)
  • Govt./Econ. (3 hr.)

To qualify for the program, students must attend a mandatory information night, must have completed 110 academic units with recommended minimum GPA of 3.0 and must also be enrolled in and PASS a minimum of 2 West Valley courses per semester (minimum of 6.0 units).

Mandatory Information Night - check back in spring of 2015

The Outreach Office coordinates information sessions with instructions and application packets for parents/students each semester. More information can be obtained through the high school instructors assigned to this program:
Josh Hancock and Annie Blank, located in the Counseling Building, Rm 7.
Phone: 408 741-2529
Email: JHancock@cuhsd.org
ABlank@lgsuhsd.org

College Advantage

The College Advantage Program is open only to Campbell Union High School and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Seniors. It is designed for high achieving seniors, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, to complete their senior year at West Valley College while taking college level courses not offered by their respective high school.

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  • Students are to be on-line to graduate and possess the ability to deal with the independence of a college campus, including a strong work ethic, good study skills, and motivation.
  • The program will place these students on the West Valley College campus for all of their classes for their senior year, obtaining an early start on transferable college credits.
  • The students are concurrently enrolled at the home high school as well as at West Valley College and can take at least six (6) college units each semester and no more than eleven (11) college units each semester.

Concurrent high school students who are California residents, do not pay tuition for their college courses. This necessitates certain registration requirements that have been included as part of the application process for the program, which involves forms, essays, letters of recommendation and interviews.

To assist the students through this process, the application packet outlines the necessary steps and information for those interested in the program.

For more information, contact:
Joe McDevitt,
College Advantage Supervisor in the Admissions and Records building
Phone: (408) 741-2672
Email: Joe.McDevitt@westvalley.edu

Graduating HS Students

Please review our Admissions Timeline

Early Admissions (EA) Program

The Early Admission program provides high school seniors with an opportunity to complete assessment, orientation, and educational planning in the Spring of the senior year. Students from any high school can participate in the EA program. Seniors may signup for these workshops below. Parents are invited to a "Boot Camp" orientation on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Fox Building, Room 120. No RSVP required.

On-To-College Events...

EA Orientation Workshops

Choose the Orientation Workshop you would like to attend.
(All orientations will take place at West Valley College.)


 
 
 
 
 
 

First name:
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Last name:
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Your Email:
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Phone Number:
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High School:
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Birthdate:
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West Valley College Student ID:
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 * Indicates required field



FAFSA/Dream Act Workshop

An optional FAFSA/Dream Act workshop for parents or seniors will be offered on Saturday May 3, 2014 at 12:30 PM in Fox Room 105.
Please RSVP using the form below.

Parent Name:
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Student Name:
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Your Email:
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Phone Number:
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High School:
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Student Birthdate:
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Number planning to attend:
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West Valley College Student ID:
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 * Indicates required field



We bring West Valley College assessment directly to high school seniors at area high schools. Check with your high school counselor for information about testing dates.

Convocation - is a one day information session for all incoming freshmen to meet one another, faculty, staff and become familiar with campus services, resources, policy and operations. All students that attend are more prepared for the first day of the semester.

PARENTS: You must have a note from your student allowing you to conduct business for him or her.


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